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Professor Matthew Costa and Dr David Metcalfe have both been awarded Hunterian Professorships for 2020 by the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Named after the pioneering surgeon and scientist John Hunter and dating back over two centuries, the Hunterian Professorship is among the most highly-regarded annual awards in the field of surgery.

Matthew Costa, Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery has been awarded the Hunterian Professorship for his work on clinical trials and health economics.

Matt joined the University of Oxford in 2015 from the University of Warwick. His research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal interventions and he is Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies. Cited widely, his work informs many guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Matt will deliver his Hunterian lecture entitled 'Changing Clinical Practice: latest evidence for clinical and cost-effectiveness in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery' at the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) Congress in September.

David Metcalfe, Clinical Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, was also awarded a 2020 Hunterian Professorship for his work using routinely collected health data.

David was formerly a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard's Center for Surgery and Public Health and an Oxford-UCB Prize Fellow at the University of Oxford. His research interests lie in national clinical audit, health policy evaluation, evidence synthesis, and clinical risk prediction.

David's Hunterian lecture ('Improving hip fracture outcomes using routinely collected health data') builds on his DPhil, which was awarded the AOUK&I Trauma Research Prize and the Syme Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh last year. His lecture will also be delivered at the BOA Congress in September.